United Kingdom Animal Rescues and Shelters in the Best of the Web UK Directory

United Kingdom Animal Rescues and Shelters

7th Heaven Animal Rescue Trust

Rescue and re-home unwanted and abandoned animals in Northern Ireland to suitable, dedicated owners.

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary

Animal sanctuary in Wales that operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals.

Animal Care

Rescue centre that takes in a mix of animals from dogs and cats to wildlife.

Animal Care Lancaster

A re-homing charity working to help find unwanted and abandoned animals find new homes.

The Animal House Rescue

Rescues abandoned unwanted animals. Includes details of animals needing homes, success stories and how to donate. Located in Birmingham.

Animal Protection Trust

A registered charity. Its main function is the rescue and rehoming of unwanted domestic animals.

Animal Rescue and Care

Non-profit animal charity run completely by dedicated volunteers. https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Twickenham

Animal Rescue Cumbria

Shelter for stray and unwanted cats and dogs made possible by well known walker/writer Alfred Wainwright from the royalties from sales of his books.

Animal Rescue Cymru

Charity using foster homes to rescue dogs, cats and small animals.

Animals At Risk Shelter

Good Citizenship award winning rescue home for animals. Details of the shelter, the animals and how to offer a donation.

Animals in Distress

Founded in 1967 to alleviate the suffering of sick and injured animals.

Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels

Family run, non-profit dog and cat rescue in North Notts, relying on public donations and fundraising to help house, care for and rehome them.

Barnsley and District Animal Welfare

Rescues and rehomes dogs in South and West Yorkshire area.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Animal refuge with three centres - London, Old Windsor in Berkshire and Brands Hatch in Kent.

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

Provides a sanctuary for abandoned, stray, and cruelly treated dogs, cats, and other domestic animals; information about their rehoming and care services, fundraising, and volunteer opportunties.

The Blue Cross

A registered animal welfare charity providing veterinary services and animal adoption centres for unwanted horses, cats, dogs and small pets. Includes details of their rehabilitation and rehoming services, and fundraising information.

Borders Pet Rescue

Cares for unwanted cats, dogs, and small animals. Also care for and rehabilitate wildlife.

Brumley Brae

Re-home rescue, unwanted or abandoned dogs found by the Police and Dog Warden in Moray area.

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Registered charity that takes in to care goats that have suffered cruelty, neglect and abandonment.

Cavy Rescue

Kent-based family run centre dedicated to rescuing guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats as well is gerbils and chinchillas. Provides details of their work and offers online advice.

Clacton Animal Aid

A rescue centre for unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs providing details of their animals in need of homes along with care tips on how to offer assistance. Little Clacton.

ClawsnPaws Hartlepool

Charity assisting the fostering, adopting, rehoming and rehab of small domestic and wild birds and animals that are injured, abused, sick or homeless.

Cornwall Badger Rescue

Tells the stories of some of the badgers rescued by this conservation group and also features news and advice.

The Destitute Animal Shelter

A rescue charity dedicated to caring for the lost, stray and abandoned dogs and cats of the Bolton area.

Dog Watch UK

A charity based in Solihull, but working across the West Midlands area, that rescues from pounds and takes in unwanted local dogs.


Connects dog rescues and shelters with volunteers and potential homes. Covers registration forms, kennels, links, forum, and directories.

Eden Animal Rescue

A small charity providing care and attention for animals in need, mainly dogs, cats and small mammals.

Farplace Animal Rescue

Rescue centre in Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, which takes in small to medium sized mammals, including pets and wildlife, and also offers a home to feral cats who are FIV positive.

Fleecehaven Sheep Sanctuary

Promotes humane behaviour towards sheep by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security to those sheep which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment or poor circumstances.

Foal Farm

Based in Biggin Hill, Kent rescuing sick, distressed and unwanted animals. View donation details and how to sponsor or re-home an animal.

Forget-me-not Animal Rescue

Will rescue any animal from any situation; from wild to farm, domestic to exotic.

Freshfields Animal Rescue

A community focused non-profit making charitable organisation caring for abandoned, abused and unwanted domestic and small farm animals along with sick and injured wildlife.

Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association and Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Provides shelter for homeless domestic animals from across the county whilst attempting to locate appropriate new homes.

GoatsGalore Animal Sanctuary

Registered charity caring for unwanted goats and horses.

Greenacres Rescue

A small, non-profit, animal rescue centre in the Pembrokeshire countryside.

Grinshill Animal Rescue

A small family run rescue centre. Take in stray and abused animals with the aim to rehome.

Help Fife Animals

Rescue, neuter and re-home unwanted domestic pets within Fife.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Details of their animal rescue work plus open days and how to sponsor or adopt an animal. Brentwood, Essex.

Leicester Animal Aid

A shelter for homeless dogs and cats. View newsletters and a list of animals seeking a new home plus volunteer details. Includes pet care advice.

Leicester Animal Rescue

Registered charity rehoming cats and dogs in the Leicestershire area.

Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital

A charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout Leicestershire and the surrounding region.

Lincs Ark Animal Welfare

A Lincolnshire based charity who rescue and rehome cats, dogs and rabbits.


An animal sanctuary, offering long-term sanctuary and rehab to cats, dogs and other animals that have had abuse, neglect and mistreatment.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society

A small voluntary run rescue centre that provides a safe haven for small animals.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society

Providing information on the work of this animal shelter, with details of how to donate.

Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary

Animal sanctuary in Northern Ireland caring for and rehoming abandoned and neglected dogs, cats and other small animals.

The Monkey Sanctuary Trust

A rescue centre specialising in rehabilitating and caring for South American primates; include a guide for visitors, with information about their programme, animals, opportunities to support, and educational resources.

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Rescues monkeys and apes from around the world and assist with governments to prevent the smuggling of primates from their natural habitat. Dorset based with visiting details.

The New Arc

An independent Charity, based just outside Ellon, Aberdeenshire, that take in large numbers of orphaned or injured birds and mammals every year.

The Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter

A rescue shelter that holds up to 250 dogs and 200 cats. View images and details of the animals plus how to donate or offer a home.

Norfolk Tortoise Rescue

Provides a secure and safe home to all species of tortoise and offers contacts and online care and hibernation tips. NflkTortoiseRes

North Devon Bat Care

A bat rescue centre in Bishops Tawton, North Devon run by Samantha Pickering with help from other volunteers.

Northern Ireland Boxer Rescue Society

Facilitates society information, with a great focus on Boxer rescue stories, photos and contact information.

Otterspool Animal Haven

A small local animal rescue organisation dealing mainly with cats and dogs.

P-A-W People for Animal Welfare

Volunteer-run animal welfare and rescue service based in Neath and Port Talbot, South Wales. https://www.facebook.com/paw.peopleforanimalwelfare/

Pawz For Thought

A small pro-active Charity, in North East of England (Sunderland), run by volunteers.

The Pet Rehome Trust

An animal charity dedicated to caring for the lost, stray and abandoned dogs and cats of the Bolton area.

Pet Welfare

A non-profit making organisation which rescues and re-homes unwanted animals.

Pound Puppy Animal Rescue

Located in Poole, Dorset and dedicated to rescuing and re-homing unwanted and abandoned dogs, cats and rabbits. Includes adoption details and highlights the animals available.

Rainbow Rehoming Centre

Shelter for dogs and cats, kittens and pups that have been abandoned or are stray. Located in Co. Derry, Northern Ireland.

Rescue Scottish Pets

Dedicated to helping rehome and rescue dogs, cats, all rodents and many other pets in Scotland.

Rescued Animals In Need

Animal welfare charity based in North-West Kent which rescues and rehomes cats, dogs, and small pets.

Roxies Animal Rescue

Animal rescue for dogs at cats looking for foster carers or for forever homes.

Royston Animal Welfare

Rescues animals from Barnsley and surrounding area. Find the animals up for adoption, news, events and fundraising details, and information about becoming a member.

Scottish Wildcat

Dedicated to the care and conservation of felis silvestris grampia, the Scottish wildcat.

The Seal Sanctuary

Provides details of three UK seal rescue centres with details of their work, adoption opportunities and visiting information.

Shropshire Critters Rescue

Rescue taking in and rehoming all sorts of pets from rodents to exotics.

Society for Abandoned Animals

A local animal charity who care for and rehome unwanted cats and rabbits.

Starlight Trust

An animal welfare organisation based in Surrey.

Stray Aid

Rescue, reunite or rehome the lost, abused, abandoned or unwanted dogs found on the streets in the North East of England.

Teckels Animal Sanctuaries

Small independent cat and dog rescue and rehoming centre based in Gloucestershire.

Tower Hill Stables

A private animal sanctuary providing care and a home to over 160 rescued animals.

UK Animal Rescuers

A list of animal rescue centres and lost pets within the UK. Includes search facilities.

Valley Forge Native Wildlife Refuge

A private refuge for the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, being particularly concerned with aiding, fostering, sheltering and protecting those species of birds and small mammals that live wild in Scotland

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre

Animal rescue specialising in exotic, farm and zoo animals (everything except domestic cats and dogs).

Wildlife A&E

Non-profit organisation,in the Surrey and Sussex area rescuing sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them to wild as soon as they are fit and able.

Wirral Animal Sanctuary

Rescue and rehoming for domestic animals. Rehabilitation and release for sick and injured wildlife

Wood Green

Animal charity which provides rehoming services, veterinary services and campaigns on a number of animal welfare issues.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust

An animal re-homing charity catering for cats, dogs, rabbits and all small animals. Includes donation details and information about their Plymouth sanctuary. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideAnimalSanctuary/ woodsidetrust

Yorkshire Animal Shelter

Small rescue and rehoming charity based in the North of Leeds, run entirely by volunteers and relying solely on public donations to continue their work.

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